Health & Sports

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A Beginner’s Guide to Caving

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Images from riptheskull Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pete Zefo. Men have an innate need to explore. As boys we wanted to know what was behind those woods, over that hill, or on the other side of that lake. Some of us imagined ourselves sailing with Magellan, climbing with Hillary, or stepping […]

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Boxing Basics Part IV: Punching – Jab & Cross

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Now that we’ve covered wrapping your hands, stance and footwork, and defense, it’s time to get into a little bit of offense. We’ll start with the most important punch in boxing, […]

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Boxing Basics Part III: Defense

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Check out Part I and Part II. In a sport where the objective is to hurt your opponent more than he hurts you, defense is a pretty important thing, which is […]

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Boxing Basics Part II: Stance & Footwork

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Image from arwriterphotog Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Thanks Chad! In this installment of the “Boxing Basics” series I’m going to cover proper stance as well as a bit of footwork. There are a couple things […]

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Boxing Basics Part I: How to Wrap Your Hands

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who will be doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Thanks Chad! Boxing has been around for thousands of years in some form or another. Whether it was the Ancient Greeks or Romans or the Brits and later the rest […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Plyometrics

by Brett

Share I’m always looking for ways to mix up my workouts in order to avoid the monotony of lifting weights and spinning my wheels on the elliptical machine. In my quest to diversify my fitness routine, I often turn to my high school football days for inspiration. One of the routines my teammates and I […]

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Guide to Thick Rope Training

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, CSCS. Share In a previous article, Odd Object Training Primer, I mentioned that people can work out with just a length of thick rope. Rope training is nothing new but has been gaining popularity over the last few years. We have been using thick ropes […]

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Odd Object Training Primer

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey. Share Odd object training is nothing new, but it has once again started to regain popularity. Odd object training was once done out of necessity. People did not have the means to procure state of the art training equipment, or it just wasn’t invented yet. […]

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Nice Skinsuit, Buddy! Tips on Training for an Ironman

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Image from merfam Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jim Hodgson. A quick delve into the history of Ironman is enough to inspire in anyone either awe or craven nerdy-ness. This is due to the fact that perhaps the manliest endurance contest in the world shares a name with a cartoon character. Please […]

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8 Reasons You Need to Rediscover Your Passion for Exercise

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness. Share I need you to think way back and remember the awesomeness that was grade school dodgeball – running around sweating like a pig for an hour every day and loving every minute of it. It was survival of the fittest and […]

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14 Best Boxing Movies

by Brett & Kate McKay

We here at AoM are unabashed fans of the sweet science. Its history and ethos make it a strong contender for being the manliest of sports. For boxing has always transcended the mere confines of the ring, becoming something more, something that approaches the heart of manliness itself. Since its introduction in ancient times, boxing […]

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The James Bond Shower: A Shot of Cold Water for Health and Vitality

by Brett & Kate McKay

As a kid, I was a big James Bond fan. Saw all the movies and read all the books. One thing I noticed about the book version of James Bond was that every time he took a shower, he would start off with the water nice and hot, and then turn it down to cold […]

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A Man’s Guide to the Martial Arts: Getting Started

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Charlie Kondek. Whatever your experience in physical fitness, if you’re considering martial arts as your next undertaking, I’ve got good news and… not bad news, more like some challenges for you to consider. The good news is the martial arts are very accessible. The challenges? The martial […]

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An Introduction to Falconry

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from John S. Kunze. Falconry doesn’t have to be reserved for medieval dukes and Saturday Night Live skits. Though it has dropped out of favor in our increasingly technological society, there are still many men who enjoy practicing falconry today. Some of my best memories from childhood are […]

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3 Feats of Strength: An Introduction to Strongman Exercises

by Brett & Kate McKay

George Hackenschmidt – Legendary Oldtime Wrestler and Strongman Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jedd Johnson, CSCS from DieselCrew.com. In the past, the pioneers of strength, like George Hackenschmidt, and other classic strongmen and wrestlers, were built like machines and were able to move serious weight and do feats of strength that left […]

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The Return of Jai Alai

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I lived in Tijuana, Mexico, one of the things that caught my eye (besides all the dead dogs and cholos) was a huge, almost palatial building in the middle of downtown. It looked like it was transplanted from Morocco and was definitely out of place in the brown and dusty ugliness that is Tijuana. […]

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Mountaineering 101

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from boxelf Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Adam Cook. If you love backpacking or just being outdoors, but always wanted to add something extra to the experience, then mountaineering is for you.  Mountaineering itself is a relatively simple sport; just make it up to the top of a chosen mountain.  The […]

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Getting in Touch with the Wilderness

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from martigras Share Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Adam Cook. Mr. Cook is a passionate alpinist, mountaineer and all-around outdoorsman. Content to be wrapped up in our blanket of technology and seemingly powerless against the  pull of our cozy man chair, it’s easy to forget there are tons and tons of […]

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Every Man Should Be Able to Save His Own Life: 5 Fitness Benchmarks a Man Must Master

by Brett & Kate McKay

In 1926, strong man and physical culture enthusiast Earle Liederman wrote a book called Endurance. In it, Liederman makes the case that every man should be physically fit enough to save his own life in an emergency. He sets out five fitness benchmarks that indicate whether a man is up to this task. None require you to […]

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